Friday, February 26, 2010

My first homemade butter

This entry is for all my dairy goat friends.  Maybe you already knew about this and if you did why didn't you tell me?!!!!!  Today I did an experiment.  I put one quart of raw whole goat's milk in my food processor and spun it for 30 minutes on low speed.  To my amazement butter rose to the top.  All this time I thought I had to buy an outrageously expensive cream separator so I could have butter.   I've seen cream separators that sell for $2,300.00 and hand cranked ones for $300.00  If you're going to do this make sure you don't fill the food processor container to the top because the milk foams and expands and will overflow.  You'll know when it's done because it shrinks back down.  I strained the milk (now lowfat) through cheese cloth, put the butter back in the food processor and spun it again to remove more liquid, added just a little salt and it was perfect.  When I was stirring the salt into the butter a little more milk came out.  It is really delicious.  I couldn't believe it worked.  If you haven't already done this please try it and let me know how it comes out.  One quart of milk makes about 1/3 cup of butter.  So now I don't have to buy milk, eggs, yogurt, cheese, soap, ice cream, pudding or butter thanks to my goats and chickens. For now my ducks are freeloaders like the dogs and parrot.


  1. You can not live by food alone. You need entertainment too. That's where the dogs and parrot come in. I won't tell them you called them free loaders. And you need the ducks to find out why quacks don't echo so you can make your fortune.

  2. I wish I was there to try the butter. Raw goat's butter. What a treat! I had raw cow's butter once, it needed some salt.